Colleges and universities are often criticized for how they admit students from diverse groups. A college admissions scholar suggests an admissions lottery could help make the process more fair.
A researcher set out to interview Asian-Americans on the front lines of the debate about race-conscious affirmative action in higher education. What she found is that the policy is poorly understood.
Shortcomings of Namibia's land reforms suggest that voluntary, market-based transactions might not be suitable.
South Africa's official opposition, the Democratic Alliance needs to face its racial dilemmas.
In tandem with affirmative action, policies that guarantee college admission to students in the top 10 percent of their class could be a viable way to achieve diversity, a law professor argues.
Since US universities once stood at the forefront of the eugenics movement and its racist ideas, they should right the wrongs of the past by pursuing diversity on campus, two scholars argue.
The Trump administration recently announced it will reverse several policy memos outlining how colleges and universities can use race as a factor in admissions. Will diversity on campus take a hit?
To understand why women in Africa are less politically represented than men, one needs to look into the history of the continent's gender gap when it comes to matters of leadership and governance.
The Mark Lamberti case shows that South African business suffers from deeply rooted racial prejudices.
Duke University recently decided to assign random roommates for incoming students. Is this silly social engineering or smart policy?
South Africa's idea of radical economic transformation is missing a critical element.
Setting targets is one way to attain more female MPs, but it must be accompanied by cultural change.
Affirmative action programs at universities are under threat by the Trump administration. That could be especially damaging to medical education. Who knows who holds the idea for the next great cure?
Race-conscious admissions policies are still the best way to achieve diversity on campus. Yet, some race-neutral methods could help colleges improve diversity – and stand up to legal scrutiny.
For colleges and universities that lack the multi-billion-dollar endowments of schools like Harvard, the mere threat of legal action may be enough to put an end to race-conscious admissions policies.
'Positive discrimination' policies around the world are on the rise. What might other countries teach the U.S. about attaining racial, economic and gender equality in higher education?
Scholars argue that the complaint of bias against Harvard reflects a flawed understanding of affirmative action policies.
Kenya's progressive 2010 Constitution brought improved women's representation in Parliament and public life. But historical prejudices remain, always more intensely apparent during elections.
The rising talk about 'white monopoly capital' as an obstacle to economic inclusion in South Africa is a red herring.
Despite an entrepreneurial heritage, black self-employment rates are about half that of whites. Could a rising economy lift their boats too?